Day Camp Dance Instructor

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Day Camp Dance Instructor

Salary: $20.30/hour – $25.37/hourStart Date: July 1, 2024End Date: August 31, 2024

YMCA Calgary is a charity that ignites the potential in Calgarians. Since our inception in 1902, we have evolved into a vibrant organization operating in every quadrant of the city.

Guided by our core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary offers a growing hub of programming & services to address the needs of our community including connection and belonging, child-care support, language instruction, mental health support, lowered financial barriers, and more. This impact takes place across our seven health and wellness facilities, six childcare centres, 2 outdoor camps and 12+ community programs, empowering people of all ages and life stages to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

YMCA Calgary serves the community at our six health and wellness locations, six child care centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!

Day Camp Dance Instructor (Contract) YMCA Calgary

Day Camp Instructors must be 18 years of age or older

You can make an impact in the community – locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:

  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children.
  • Program discounts.
  • Ongoing leadership development and opportunities.
  • Leadership award opportunities.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Paid recertification and training.

We strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Associated degree(s) or diploma(s) or degree(s)/diploma(s) in progress in related field: dance, teaching, working with children.
  • Previous experience teaching/working in the field.
  • Meet and maintain any other specific licensing requirements.
  • Ability to attend mandatory training between June 1 to July 3, 2024.
  • Availability to work from July 1 to August 31, 2024.
  • Current Intermediate (Standard) First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months).
  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Three professional references required.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide a fun, safe, and healthy environment for children registered in YMCA Calgary day camps.
  • Provide proactive supervision and facilitate daily activities.
  • Work alongside camp counselors and staff when executing activities and lesson plans.
  • Record and report daily/weekly summary of activities to supervisor.
  • Assist with general camp activities when not in specialty area like sign-in/sign-out.
  • Implement and execute daily lesson plans.
  • Demonstrate and role model positive behavior when working with other staff, campers and members.
  • Follow YMCA Calgary policies and procedures.
  • Provide first aid when required.
  • Greet parents/guardians and campers on arrival and departure from camp. Providing extra assistance and daily updates as needed.
  • Attend 32-hours of mandatory staff training prior to the start of camp.

Our diverse team of staff and volunteers are committed to making a positive impact in the community.

In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies:

  • Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
  • Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
  • Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
  • Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
  • Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
  • Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.

Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

All applications are to be submitted online but for any position specific concerns or questions, please email

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